Monday, June 17 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, CGIS South in Lecture Hall – S010
This event, hosted by the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and organized by the Center of Complex Network Research at Northeastern University on June 17, brings together social scientists, computer scientists, economists, physicists and mathematicians to discuss the quantitative laws and patterns behind success.
During the past few years the availability of massive data on individual performance has prompted many scientists to start exploring patterns that govern the path to individual success. The take on this important topic can be rather diverse — from exploring citations to influential scientific papers to the emergence of runaway videos on YouTube, from the popularity of hash tags on Twitter to the path to success for countries. As such the tools and perspectives vary, involving social scientists, computer scientists, economists, physicists and mathematicians. The results are published in venues with non-overlapping readership.
The goal of the Science of Success is to form discussions on the subject of measuring and predicting individual performance and success.